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June 19, 2008
England have given a hint to their first-team line-up this summer in announcing their eleven to take on the England Academy this Sunday, June 22. The occasion is another attempt to hold a women's Twenty20 following a men's domestic match after last year's day was washed out. This game will be played immediately after Somerset's tie with Worcestershire.
Sunday's match will feature all England's Ashes winners as well as those that toured Australia and New Zealand in the winter. They will be joined by nine players that the selectors feel are knocking on the door for a squad place. England captain Charlotte Edwards will lead the full England side, while the Academy will be captained by Cheshire's Jenny Halstead, who also captains England A.
Clare Connor, England women's head of cricket, said: "With only a year to go before the ICC World Twenty20, this match gives our players the opportunity to win over some new fans at the County Ground Taunton who may not have seen much live women's cricket before.
"The England women's team have four international Twenty20 matches on the horizon against South Africa and India. Every Twenty20 match is an opportunity for the players to prepare for a successful campaign in the ICC World Twenty20 next year."
England Charlotte Edwards (capt), Sarah Taylor (wk), Claire, Taylor, Lydia Greenway, Jenny Gunn, Ebony Rainford-Brent, Beth Morgan, Nicky Shaw, Laura Marsh, Katherine Brunt, Isa Guha.
England Academy Jenny Halstead (capt), Salliann Briggs, Caroline Atkins, Rosalie Birch, Kate Oakenfold, Anya Shrubsole, Lynsey Askew, Kathryn Cross, Lauren Griffiths (wk), Danielle Hazell, Georgia Elwiss.
12th Dannielle Wyatt (for both teams)
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